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's nightmare. >> it is all michael shannon has left of his sons. a final picture adamant for jason, just ten months. >> i can't stop picturing them as a four and a one-year-old. or a five-year-old and a one-year-old. >> and i've had no photos and i'm trying to imagine what they would look like at 16 and 12 and hoping that they don't hate me for not saving them. >> this is a story you could tell a thousand times over. an international kidnapping to egypt, a country that takes in billions of dollars of aid from the united states, but refuses to recognize international law. when it comes to returning the united states' stolen children. according to court records, michael shannon's sons were illegally taken here by their mother. despite winning every court case since, desz piet his american citizen sons must be returned to the u.s., it's lasted more than a decade. >> if we went over there -- >> he's taking on shannon's case, for free. because he says even the united states government isn't helping. >> it's horrible to have to admit to michael we've all failed him. the legal system has failed him
years ago. today michael shannon's two sons are 16 and 12 and nearly unrecognizable to him. try to imagine what tt's like for a father. his long and sometimes lonely battle to get them back is far from over. in fact, it gets more heartbreaking by the day. tonight, his story and his wife's. that's right. we'll also talk to the mother who defied a court order and took her children and his all those years ago. tonight investigative correspondent drew griffin with "kidnapped to egypt: a father's nightmare." >> reporter: it is all michael shannon has left of his sons. a final picture. adam at 4, jason just 10 months. >> i can't stop picturing them as a 4 and a 1-year-old, or a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old. and i've had no photos, and i'm trying to imagine what they would look like at 16 and 12. and hoping that they don't hate me for not saving them. >> patty cake. patty cake. baker's man. >> reporter: this is a story you could tell a thousand times over. an international kidnapping to egypt. a country that takes in billions of dollars in aid from thited s recognize international law w
sons back. michael shannon knows exactly where his boys are at. his wife fled to cuba in 2001. shannon hasn't seen them since then. they've grown up without him. what his ex-wife did is illegal, criminal and civil courts ruled in shannon's favor but the rulings carry no weight in egypt. this is a kidnapping case caught up in layers of international politics. all this time, the u.s. government has been giving cairo billions of dollars in aid. investigative correspondent drew griffin has been digging into this story. his hour-long report airs tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. eastern, but here's a preview. >> reporter: on august 22nd, 2001, two weeks before the horrors of 9/11, michael shannon sent his two sons off to new york with their mother, for what he thought would be a weekend visit. it would be the last time he saw either one of them. >> they were out of the country before we even knew they were gone. >> reporter: on sunday night, august 26th, when his sons were not back, he drove to his ex-wife's apartment and his life suddenly changed. what was that day like when you pulled up? >> i
where she was living. that was nearly 12 years ago. michael shannon has not laid eyes on his sons, not even in a photograph, since 2001. you've seen no photos. >> nothing. the state department won't get any because they say the family won't allow it, it's intrusive. i've asked for welfare and multiple wellness checks, and the embassy writes letters to the family and the family simply refuses them. >> reporter: in a letter from the sister, michael was told to give up. force and bad tactics will only serve to put you farthest away from your objective, she writes. the children need to be with their mother. this, she says, is islamic law. finally, this was written. please do not worry about them. you should be happy for them. if you're wondering just how two american boys could literally be kidnapped, taken away from their father in the u.s., taken to egypt and kept there for 12 years, you're not alone. michael shannon hired the lawyer who arguably knows more about international child abduction than anyone in the country. attorney steven cullen. >> these are american boys, american ci
like this one, from funnyordie's michael shannon. >> you're saying to yourself, omg, i've been having so much fun with my sisters this week. then punch yourself in the face. >> reporter: her sorority telling abc news overnight, they have a team working to take all appropriate action in the aftermath of this event. and that this letter, in no way, reflects the values of delta gamma. the university saying they won't comment as to whether or not they'll be taking disciplinary action. and while some students are finding humor in it. >> i think it's a great letter. >> i think it's written by a guy. no way a girl can possibly speak like that. >> reporter: perhaps this young lady is having the last laugh in the voice of michael shannon. >> for those of you who are offended at this e-mail, i apologize. but i really don't [ bleep ]. go [ bleep ] yourself. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> pretty inspired, that michael shannon. >> yeah. i like the one remark. >> it had to be written by a guy. >> it's already, from "entourage" times 100. i cannot expres
tells you in a heartbeat how long, how tragic and just how desperate michael shannon's search really is. i'm anderson cooper. thanks for watching. >> good evening, everyone. it's 11 cloek here on the east coast. tonight, the allegations are sickening. babies murdered, mothered mutilated and everyone killed and multiple state agencies, they heard the complaints, but they did nothing year after year. also, tontd, north korea making another dire threat to incinerate a neighbor. you'll hear from a defector who's still traumatized by north korean propaganda. >>> and, later, segregated proms in georgia. if you think this is something from 1963, well, it's not. it's now. we begin tonight keeping them honest with a trial of a doctor who ran a house of horrors. a filthy medical clinic in philadelphia that for years, performed illegal abortions of mostly poor patients. what allegedly happened inside that abortion clinic called the women's medical society could have been stopped if any number of state agencies had done their jobs. they didn't and women and children paid the price. there
, that tells how long, how tragic and how desperate michael shannon's search really is. i'm anderson cooper. thanks for watching. ?). >>> sex in silicon valley. >> i've made close to $1 million. >> prostitution on the rise in california as tech execs hand over the power to someone else. and she's dressed in leather. we'll take you inside the dominatrix dungeon to meet the valley's other entrepreneurs. ♪ >>> a song meant to unite has the critics divided. ♪ >> is the song titled "accidental racist" accidentally racist? >>> they are known as the central park five, teens wrongfully convicted in one of new york city's most notorious crimes, simply because of their race. >> the verdicts have been set aside in their entirety. but after two decades, their case is still unresolved. filmmaker ken burns is on a crusade to change that. >> this is really about human beings not admitting a mistake. >>> those stories that you're talking about in just a moment. first, want to give you the headlines. i'm don lemon. incredible video showing a plane with a huge crack floating right in the ocean. amazingly
and is boring. a big fight. >> the general is played by an underrated actors working today. michael shannon. it will be incredible. russell crowe and kevin costner. it's not in imax or 3d but released in both formats. make sure you make the right ticket choice here. also produced by the legendary christopher nolan who did "dog night" trilogy. it's huge. >> geek out heaven right here. >> i have no idea what you are talking about. >> geeking out. >> kevin, finally can we talk "star trek" here? i want to talkbe about "star trek" here. >> in to darkness. >> hold on. may 17. j.j. abe rams is back to direct the film. he took on the new "star wars" episode 7. i can't wait to see this. it looks incredible. benedict cumberbacsh the villain. it was partially shot many imax. "dark night" flip from normal to imax in movie. looks phenomenal. the trailer rinse credible. look forward to seeing this. here is what he did with the first "star trek" and why it was brilliant. he made a movie for non-"star trek" fans and "star trek" fans. the general audiences geeked out with the film. may 17. >> clayton: my wi
. aerial ran is a new director. great cast. michael shannon. the true story. you got dane a head of the club scene in new york that's in it. ly leo at -- ray liotta, winona ryder. >> steve: did you steal the hat from the movie? >> no, no. >> steve: it looks like it. >> no, that's different hat. no. it opens may 3. >> steve: it does. always a pleasure. >> gretchen: great to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> brian: what discount will we get on the movie if we mention your name? >> you want tickets? you got it. >> brian: see, you're being politically correct. >> come to the premiere tonight. if you want to come, you're in. >> steve: it's date. >> gretchen: brian is always looking for a party to go to. >> there is a great after party. >> steve: we'll be there. >> gretchen: coming up, before we go today, who can forget this scene from "i love lucy"? we're about to put anna kooiman to the test. >> steve: i hope she's got the hat. let's check in with bill hemmer for a preview of what starts in ten minutes. >> i will see you at the soho house. we can all car ride together. more fur
of our constitutionally rights. >> shannon: michael sullivan, we thank you so much for lenning your expertise, sir. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: april showers are one thing, but the amount of rain that parts of missouri are getting is something else. torrential downpours have caused the mississippi to overflow their banks. in clarksville, several homes have been damaged, volunteers are joining in the effort to ward off the fast-rising floodwater, especially in the downtown area. sadly, this is not the first time that clarksville has dealt with rising waters. the city was cush merge in the great flood of 1993. we go to the fox weather center to see if these folks are going to gets a break. >> reporter: i know. it's really incredible, the amount of rain, in some cases, we are talking top five wettest aprils in cities like chicago. they have received over almost 6 inches of rain, which is 2 nfl times the rain they typically see in the month of april. this is since wednesday. unfortunately, we are expecting more rain. and if you can believe it -- snow in the forecast for these areas
of the things that michael jackson had endured over his life. john? >> there was a lot about this interview that was interesting, shannon, but there's one thing that a lot of people are talking about this morning and that's that really just bizarre moment when murray broke out into song. >> it was bizarre that the doctor treating the king of pop actually broke out into song himself. he was using this knock by nat king cole to actually profess his story as we mentioned earlier. take a listen at actually how he delivered it. ♪ he's a little boy that sands forgot ♪ ♪ and goodness knows he did not want a lot ♪ ♪ -- for some crayons and a toy broken for a heart and he found santa hadn't come in the streets he envied all ♪ >> john, obviously all of this comes as murray is actually appealing his conviction. john? >> all right, shannon travis. our thanks to you. >> really -- >> makes you think. >> just odd. 16 minutes after the hour. let's get you up to date. the pressure is growing this morning on rutgers university to fire men's basketball coach mike rice. a stunning video shows rice
and unusual interview by michael jackson's former doctor conrad murray to our own anderson cooper. >> murray was speaking and also singing in this jailhouse fell telephone interview. ship's shannon travis is following this just odd story shannon. >> it is odd. he said it's time people know quote my story that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. obviously the coroner ruled that jackson died from a lethal combination of sedatives and the anesthetic propofol. murray told anderson cooper that he did administer those drugs to jackson, jackson had already long been using propofol long before and that murray actually tried to wean him off. but murray says you just don't tell the king of pop what to do. >> i did order propofol to his home. but i was not the one that brought propofol into his home. i did not agree with michael. but michael said it was not an issue because he had been exposed to it for years, and that was how things work. and given the situation at the time, it was my approach to try to get him off of it. but michael jackson was not the kind of person who could just say, put
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